The Techmoney Africa Summit, which kicked off yesterday at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), will ensure local entrepreneurs and start- ups get the right network, knowledge, opportunity and funding to scale up.
Olatorera Abiola, the Chief Programme and Business Development Officer of Unicorn Group, who made the disclosure, said the summit would position the tech ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa for the right investors to locate them.
Abiola noted that Africa has benefitted from unprecedented capital inflows into technology, with Nigeria as the premier destination for tech investment.
While briefing newsmen in Lagos, the Business Development Officer said with Lagos driving tech investment and innovation, Nigeria is definitely leading the change in the financial technology world.
According to her, “the summit will ensure that technology, innovation and strategy leaders across major organisations and enterprise in Africa engage with the next generation of disruptive and exponential technology and opportunity, so that they can continue to drive value for internal and external stakeholders by being at the heart of the technology and innovation that is changing the world and providing real opportunity to change lives for the better”.
She said “we believe that Africa’s problems are to be solved by Africans with the advent of exponential technology, the fourth industrial revolution, things like artificial intelligence, digitisation, Internet and many solutions. Our believe is that in today’s world, the new entrepreneur creates wealth through technology”.
Abiola revealed that aside from uniting tech entrepreneurs with investment opportunities, Unicorn is making hopes to create a platform to enable investments in the right areas, using the right processes into the right products and build an enabling ecosystem for technology and innovation in Africa.